- an ancient device for measuring time by the regulated flow of water or mercury through a small aperture.
Origin of clepsydra
Related Words for clepsydradial, clock, watch, chronometer, calendar, chronograph, repeater, metronome, pendulum, horologe, chronoscope, gnomon, sundial, stopwatch, clepsydra, hourglass, time-keeper
Examples from the Web for clepsydra
Historical Examples of clepsydra
They had but two measures of time—the clepsydra, or water-clock, and the sun-dial.Our Little Lady
Emily Sarah Holt
Like the sun-dial and the clepsydra, the hour-glass is older than we know.
The principle is the same as that of the simplest form of clepsydra.
The Djyotisha also teaches the art of constructing a clepsydra, or water-clock.
The water-clock, or clepsydra, has been known to the Chinese for centuries.China and the Chinese
Herbert Allen Giles
- an ancient device for measuring time by the flow of water or mercury through a small apertureAlso called: water clock